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        Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht abgefakt (Anthropology from a pragmatic point of view)

      Konigsberg: Friedrich Nicolovius, 1798. First edition. Very Good +/none. Kants Major Contribution to PsychologyKANT, Immanuel. Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht abgefakt (Anthropology from a pragmatic point of view), Friedrich Nicolovius, Konigsberg, 1798. 1 leaf + TP + [iii]-xiv + half-title + [5]-334, Octavo. First Edition (Warda 195).Kants major contribution to psychiatry and psychology in which he classified the mental diseases and analyzed sensation, imagination and feeling, concluding that the study of man could not be scientific since it was not mathematizable. This is the last of Kant's self-published works and his only published work dealing with medical psychology wherein he makes a major contribution to psychiatry. In the preface, he points out that this text represents his manual for a course of lectures which he gave over a period of thirty years at the University of Konigsberg.The Anthropologie was Kant's attempt to catalogue the powers of the mind and to describe their functions in some detail. For a number of years he had been researching and lecturing about various classifications of mental disorders. Kant "introduces a point of view and a methodological suggestion which at the same time was highly original and which was to prove extremely fruitful. Kant suggested that mental disease has something to do with the interaction of man's need and the demands his environment makes upon him, or the frustration to which it subjects him" (Zilboorg, A History of Medical Psychology, pp. 308-09).CONDITION: Contemporary ¾-leather with sprinkled light-tan boards, slightly bumped and nicked. Tight binding. Pages with very faint foxing. Ownership inscription to front free end paper. Unobtrusive repair to title page verso. Last flyleaf removed. A lovely contemporary copy. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Contemporary ¾-leather with sprinkled light-tan boards, slightly bumped and nicked. Tight binding. Pages with very faint foxing. Ownership inscription to front free end paper. Unobtrusive repair to title page verso. Last flyleaf removed. A lovely contemporary copy.

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        Ansicht von Capelle und der Carthause bey Coblenz. Vue de Capelle & de la chartreuse pres de Coblenz. Nach der Natur gezeichnet L. Janscha. Gestochen von J. Ziegler. Handkolorierte und unter Glas gerahmte Original-Radierung mit Blick auf Karthause und Kapelle bei Koblenz um 1798

      Wien: Artaria und Comp(anie), ohne Jahresangabe (1798). Original-Radierung von J. Ziegler in der Platte signiert nach einem Gemälde von L. Janscha, auf Karton mit dekorativ abgesetztem Plattenrand, Blick auf Karthause und Kapelle, im Vordergrund am Flussufer Wäsche waschende Frauen und Fischer mit Booten, Plattengröße 34,5 x 46 cm, unter Glas in teilvergoldeten Echtholzrahmen gerahmt, Rahmengröße 50 x 62 cm, kleiner Abplatzer (2 cm) am Holzrahmen oben links, Spur winziger Stockfleckchen links oben, ansonsten sauberes und sehr gut erhaltenes Blatt mit sehr geschmackvoller Koloratur in natürlichen Farben, seltenes Blatt aus "Malerische Ansichten des Rheinstromes von Speyer bis Düsseldorf", Wien 1798; 1. Aufl..

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        El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha. Nueva edición corregida de nuevo, con nuevas notas, con nuevas estampas, con nuevo análisis, y con la vida de el autor nuevamente aumentada

      Madrid, Gabriel de Sancha, 1797 y 1798 - 5 volúmenes en 8º mayor, pasta española fatigada, TEJUELOS DOBLES NUEVOS, pequeñas restauraciones, orla dorada en planos, cortes oscurecidos, ex libris en contraplanos, algunos puntos de óxido. Vol. I: [8]+CCXLIV+143 p, leve huella de humedad en margen superior de algunas páginas; frontis y 3 grabados. Vol. II: [6]+318 p, 8 grabados. Vol. III: [4]+275 p, huella de humedad en márgenes superior y laterales, 4 grabados. Vol. IV: [20]+456 p, huellas de humedad en márgenes de algunas hojas, 8 grabados y dos planos plegados. Vol. V: [6]+483+[1] p, huella de humedad en primeras 60 p, 9 grabados y un mapa plegado. EJEMPLAR FATIGADO, PERO COMPLETO Y EN BUEN ESTADO

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        Proof plate, 'Village of the Friendly Indians at the entrance of Bute's Canal' [with] the printed edition

      Ca. 1798.. Very good condition. Scarce copper engraved proof plate for a very early image of Canada's British Columbia coast, depicting First Nations people and their village as encountered by Captain George Vancouver. This is a proof for plate IV (Volume I) of George Vancouver's Voyage, 'A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World; in which the Coast of North-west America has been Carefully Examined and Accurately Surveyed ...'. Vancouver's voyage was intended to ensure Britain's hold on territory on the Northwest coast of North America, and to search for the Northwest Passage. Vancouver, who began his career sailing under Capt. Cook, explored the mouth of the Columbia River, Vancouver Island, and Puget Sound. There were no commissioned artists on the voyage; Thomas Heddington (1776-1860) was one of four gifted crewmen who made drawings of the new territory. A midshipman on the ship Chatham, Heddington's view shows a tree covered hill with the village at the top, with wooden fish drying structures on the slope, and with First Nation people in canoe on the water. Bute's Canal is now known as Bute's Inlet, about 125 miles from Vancouver on the southwest coast of British Columbia. Vancouver describes the scene depicted here: "... fires of the natives had been observed on entering this canal; which I distinguished by the name of 'Bute's Canal'. Here was found an Indian village, situated on the face of a steep rock, containing about one hundred and fifty of the natives, some few of whom had visited our party on their way up the canal, and now many came off in the most civil and friendly manner, with a plentiful supply of fresh herrings and other fish, which they bartered in a fair and honest way for nails". The drawings were later revised by William Alexander to illustrate Vancouver's Voyage. The original ink and wash sketch for this proof plate sold in Vancouver in 2012 for $55,000 (Heffel Fine Art Auction House, May 17, 2012). The proof plate printed on tissue paper laid on to India paper. Image size 13 1/2 x 10 1/2". Full paper size, 17 1/4 x 12". Two faint diagonal creases upper left side. [with] the printed edition of the print, titled 'Village of the Friendly Indians at the entrance of Bute's Canal'. "W. Alexander del: from a Sketch taken on the Spot by T. Heddington" and "J. Landseer sculp" printed below the image. London, published May 1st 1798 by R. Edwards New Bond Street J. Edwards Pall Mall & G. Robinson Paternoster Row. 11 1/2 x 9 1/4". Both images in very good condition.

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        METHODE ANALYTIQUE DES FOSSILES, fondee sur leurs caracteres exterieures

      Paris, chez Henry Tardieu, l'An VII (1798).. SECOND PARIS EDITION (1798-1799), French text, 8vo, 210 x 130 mm, 8¼ x 5¼ inches, 2 hand coloured plates, pages: (2), iii-XII, (2), 1-174, bound in modern quarter calf over new marbled boards, raised bands to spine, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers, fore-edges and lower edges not trimmed. Small chip to top corner of half-title, early ink name on title page, colour No.57 partly painted over on second colour plate (see image), otherwise clean. A very good tight copy. A work on the classification of minerals. Heinrich von Struve (1751-1826) a Swiss chemist and mineralogist who studied a Lausanne and Tubingen universities was a prolific writer on minerals and the geology of his country. Sinkankas, Volume II 6420 lists only one work of his, on the mineralogy and geology of North America published in 1822. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Republique du Leman. - Collection de 23 documents, lettres et rapports ms. des revolutionnaires pendant les premiers jours de la Republique du Leman et celle du Valais en 1798 et divers autres documents des annees suivantes.

      . . Le 24 janvier 1798 les revolutionnaires du Pays de Vaud proclament la Republique lemanique. Les lettres et rapports conserves ici datent pour la plupart des jours suivants et donnent une idee de l'excitation de ces premiers jours:9 rapports des officiers de gardes de St-Maurice. Listes des hommes de garde et rapports d'evenements comme l'enlevement de la tete et la patte droite de l'ours de Berne, l'observation des troupes du General Rampon sur le lac.Une lettre de l'assemblee provisoire du Pays de Vaud a Lausanne, decretant qu'aucun jugement judiciel (appel ou autre au tribunal de Berne) ne peut etre rendu en ce moment, 28 janvier 1798.Une lettre du comite de surveillance de Vevey a celui de Bex, 27 janvier 1798.5 lettres des comites de Bex et Ollon concernant le sequestre des titres et possessions de l'abbaye de St-Maurice, 27 janvier 1798 (2 documents sont des copies-lettres).Une lettre de Michel-Ange-Bernard de Mangourit, resident de la Republique Francaise en Valais, au comite de surete de Bex du 26 janvier 1798 et 2 lettres du Senateur valaisan Augustini, adressees a Mangourit, de mai 1798. Mangourit etait en Valais entre janvier et juin 1798 et provoqua la Revolution et les combats de 1798 et 1799 dans ce canton. Une liste des populations et des milices dans les Etats Suisses (Ancien Regime) avec des observations sur leurs dispositions militaires (service etranger), s.d.Declaration de Blanc, commissaire des guerres de la Republique du Valais, sur la visite des nouvelles casernes destinees aux troupes francaises a Sion, avec sceau et signature de Mr. Augustini, grand baillif de la Republique, juillet 1803.Une edition du "Wochenblatt" de Berne, journal imprime (4 ff.) du 25 aout 1804.Lettre du Colonel Maillardoz, commissaire de la Confederation a Paris, septembre 1830.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Viaggio in Morea a Costantinopoli ed in Albania non che in molte altre parti dell'Impero Ottomano negli anni 1798, 1799, 1800 e 1801. Che comprende la descrizione de' paesi, le loro produzioni, costumi, usi, malattie e commercio degli abitanti; con alcuni confronti fra lo stato attuale della Grecia e cio' che fu anticamente, in 4 tomi

      in 8 piccolo (cm 16,5x10), pp. xiv, 253, 1; 274, 1; 334, 1; 274, 1; leg. coeva m/pelle con angoli, tit. in oro su tass. al ds. e fregi, tagli spruzz.; collana "Raccolta de' viaggi pi interessanti .. dopo quelli del celebre Cook e non pubblicati fin ora in lingua italiana". Traduz. dall'originale francese di F. Contarini, traduttore del "Primo viaggio di Le Vaillant", ill. da 18 tavv. in rame incise da Dall'Acqua e colorate da Lazaretti che raffigurano costumi e scene di vita Locale. Lievi fior. Raro. 655/21

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        A Complete View of the Chinese Empire Exhibited in a Geographical Description of the Country a Dissertation on Its Antiquity and a Genuine and Copious Account of Earl MacArtney's Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China

      London: O. Cawthorn, 1798. Original leather binding with raised banded spine, gilt title and small decorations. Geological Society and date in gilt to tail of spine. wear/scuffing to boards, they have been profesionally repaired at the corners and edges of spine. Geological Society label and stamp to fep with previous owners name. Stamp also to half title page. Frontispiece of His Imperial Majesty Kien Long. 456pp foxing as you would expect but overall not too bad. binding very firm. A very interesting item. . Hardback. Good +/No Jacket.

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        Nosographie philosophique, ou la méthode de l'analyse appliquée à la médecine.

      3è édition, "revue, corrigée et augmentée", de cet important ouvrage qui renouvela la nosographie, publié en 1798 par Philippe PINEL (1745 - 1826), fondateur de la psychiatrie moderne. Texte précédé de l' "Introduction à la première et à la seconde édition" ("considérablement augmentée" en 1802, "dans laquelle sont insérés les caractères spécifiques des maladies et leur traitement", Quérard), de "Remarques sur la troisième édition" et des "Principes généraux sur la méthode d'étudier et d'observer en médecine"; suivi d'une "Classification méthodique de la nosographie" (remplaçant les 3 tableaux hors texte de la 2è édition) et d'un index; portrait en frontispice; extrait du catalogue éditeur in fine. "Les formes de cet ouvrage, empruntées à l'histoire naturelle, l'esprit d'analyse philosophique qui en fait la base, donnèrent à l'observation médicale une impulsion nouvelle." (Quérard). Bon exemplaire, bien complet en 3 volumes.

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        Message from the President of the United States, accompanying a report of the Secretary of State, containing observations on some of the documents, communicated by the President, on the eighteenth instant. 21st January, 1799. Ordered to lie on the table

      Philadelphia: John Ward Fenno 8vo (20.2 cm, 8"). [2], 45, [1 (blank)] pp.. 1798 [i.e., 1799] Important documentation of a low point in relations between the United States and France, summing up the state of affairs following the signing of Jay's Treaty and the revelation of the XYZ Affair. John Adams's letter of transmittal is on the verso of the title-page, followed by Pickering's report describing numerous French government actions that could be interpreted as hostile or aggressive, if not directly contrary to international law, including much mention of seizures of American ships; the letter closes with Pickering's incendiary warning "I hope we shall remember ‘that the Tyger crouches before he leaps upon his prey'" (p. 45). Period-style quarter calf over marbled paper–covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped title. First two leaves with a bit of light spotting in margins, otherwise clean.

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        Regole del chiaro - oscuro in architettura

      In folio (48); cartone marmorizzato coevo; pp. (4), XXII con 13 TAVOLE su rame all'acquaforte. Titolo inc. su rame da P. Anderloni con bella vignetta allegorica. Dedica a Francesco Melzi d'Eryl. Aloni di umidità  abbastanza forti nella parte inferiore di alcune carte, ma ottima copia. Bella edizione didattico - divulgativa con rami raffiguranti le applicazioni delle regole del chiaro scuro agli elementi architettonici e prospetti di edifici classici, disegnati dall'A. con molta grazia. L'architetto Amati fu allievo del Pollak e dello Zanoia e insegnò elementi di architettura all'Accademia di Brera nel 1798 e dal 1805 al 1817. Tra le sue opere architettoniche vanno ricordate il completamento della facciata del Duomo di Milano e l'edificazione della rotonda di S. Carlo Borromeo a Milano, ispirata al Pantheon. Cicognara, 806, Olschki, Choix, 5976. \

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        La storia universale provata con monumenti e figurata con simboli degli antichi, 5 voll. in 4 tomi

      in 8 (cm 23x16,5), pp. XXXIX, 276; 191, 315; 320; 221, 102, 2 b., 68 nn. di indici; leg. coeva m/pelle molto ben conservata, ds. a nervi con tit. e fregi in oro, piatti in legno foderati di carta marmor.; dedica a Giovambatista da Persico, Cavaliere della Legion d'Onore; uomo di grande erudizione, versato nella storia e nell'astronomia, l'A. fu Sovrintendente delle antichit romane, bibliotecario del Cardinal Ottoboni e cameriere d'onore di Clemente XI. L'opera contiene nelle pp. a numeraz. romana del 1 vol., la "Vita di M. F. Bianchini scritta da Pier-Alessandro Paravia"; nel 5 vol. la "Introduzione disposizione e compendio di tutta l'opera" e, nelle pp. nn., la "Compendiosa tavola cronologica delle principali epoche di politica, guerra, scienze ed arti, dall'et di Ciro ai nostri giorni", l'"Elenco delle opere stampate e inedite di Mons. Fr. Bianchini". L'opera ill. da 74 inc. f.t., indicate con numeri romani quelle disegnate dal Bianchini e realizzate da A. Zuliani, indicate con numeri arabi quelle disegnate da Rizzardini e realizzate da A. Viviani, 1 ritratto dell'A., 1 carta geogr. e 7 tav. geneal. e cronol. pi volte ripiegate. Brunet I, 847: "Quest'opera si arresta alla distruzione degli Assiri, nondimeno ricercata a causa delle incisioni che sono belle e curiose"; Gamba 1798: "Migliore d'ogni altra la edizione moderna di Venezia, Battaggia, 1825-28, vol. 5 in 8 gr. con figure. E' opera curiosa e importante per la storia e per l'antiquaria". Ottimo esemplare con solo lievi fior. 653/25

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        The Baronage of Scotland Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Gentry of that Kingdom

      Edinburgh: Bell & Bradfute. Cover rubbed and bumped. Gilt spine neatly rebacked. Some informative annotations to several pages associated with genealogy of 'Wedderburn of Blackness'. Heraldic bookplate on paste-down of Holcombe Ingleby 'Non immemor benefich'. Signature on title page. Marginal staining to top half of fore edge of rear index otherwise contents VG. 1798. First Edition. Contemporary half calf. 360mm x 230mm (14" x 9"). xi, 623pp. Illustrated with engravings of the coats of arms. .

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      [London]. Dec. 18, 1798.. [1]p. Quarto. Old folds. Slightly later two-line note on verso. Two tiny holes in upper blank margin, not affecting text. Fine. An interesting letter from the great American- born artist, Benjamin West, regarding drawings and models created for British coins. Benjamin West (1738-1820) was born in Springfield, Pennsylvania, and studied art in America and Italy before moving to England permanently in 1763. West was a founder of the Royal Academy and its second president (following Sir Joshua Reynolds, and serving in that capacity from 1792 until his death), became "History Painter to the King" in 1772, and was commissioned by George III to execute some sixty paintings between 1768 and 1801. The text of the letter reads: "Sir, I take the first opportunity to make known to you that I am in town, and will (agreeable to the wishes expressed in your letter of the 13th instant) wait on the committee of Lords at their office tomorrow, with the committee of the Royal Academy at 12 o'clock, and lay before their Lordships the several drawings, and models, placed in my hands for that purpose, and for fashioning the future coinage. I have the honour to be, sir, your most obedient, and obliged Benj. West." Not much is known of Sir Stephen Cottrell, but he appears to have been a member of the British Board of Trade and also involved in British naval and commercial affairs, especially English fishing interests in Newfoundland, later in his life. Manuscript letters from Benjamin West are rare.

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      Newburyport, MA: Edmund M. Blunt, 1798. leather. 8vo. leather. xvi, 17-239+(1) pages. Second edition (Evans 33772; Howes F421). NOAA Office of Coast Survey, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, website notes the first and third editions, 1796 and 1800, respectively. Advertisement, preface, recommendations, table of contents. Corrigendum on front pastedown. Navigation directions from the U.S.-British North America (Canada) border, the U.S. Atlantic coast, Florida (then Spanish), into the Caribbean. Also includes courses and distances, latitude/longitude tables, tide tables, abstract of revenue laws, list of U.S. customs officers, and table of stamp duties. Purchased 1799 in Philadelphia by Master Andrew Standley of Beverly, Massachusetts, who made note of his voyages on front and back free endpapers. Standley noted his presence in Cap François, St. Domingue (Haiti) in 1799, enroute from Bordeaux, France, to Beverly in 1805 and again in 1808. Standley was later first mate on a voyage to and from Archangel, Russia 1812-15 noted in Chronicle, (Beverly, Massachusetts: Beverly Historical Society, 2012), 1. Covers and spine rubbed and scuffed. Front cover separating. Front free endpaper chipped at edges. Some tanning at edges of text.

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        Le Nouveau Testament en latin et français. Traduit par Sacy

      Saugrain, Paris 1798 - Complete in all 5 volumes From the translation by Louis-Isaac Lemaistre de Sacy, comprising the four Gospels (volumes 1-4) and the Acts of the Apostles (volume 5). Brunet describes de Sacy's translation as more elegant than exact, recognizing it as the most widely used in Catholic editions, with engravings after drawings by Jean-Michel Moreau (1741-1814) of Biblical subjects. Our set contains four frontipieces and 108 plates: volumes 1-4 have their frontispiece and 80 plates as called for in the list of plates at the end of volume 4, but volume 1 has an extra plate at p. 223, not named in the plate list, and omits the plate called for at p. 63. Our copy of volume 5 has 28 plates (not 27 as called for in Delaveau), no frontis., and no plate list, as issued. Many sets lack volume 5 altogether, which was issued five years after the first four volumes; all volumes of our copy are uniformly bound. Bound in contemporary mottled brown french calf, gilt spines, a.e.g. Almost fine 4 frontispieces and 108 plates by Baquoy, Hablou etc. after Jean-Michael Moreau le Jeune in Volumes 1-4. Vol V has 28 plates and no frontispiece. [2]-VII-[1]-327 ; [2]-207 ; [2]-345 ; [2]-263 ; [2]-349 pp. 5 vols. 8vo (8 x 4-3/4 inches)

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        Propyläen. Eine periodische Schrift herausgegeben von Goethe. 6 Teile (alles Erschienene) in 3 Bänden. Mit 4 Kupfertafeln und 1 gefalt. Kupferstichplan von Horny. Gute ältere Halblederbde im Stil d. Z. mit 2 farb. Rückenschildern und Filetenvergoldung

      Tübingen, J. G. Cotta, 1798-1800.. . Gutes Exemplar der vollständigen Zeitschrift, die das publizistische Organ der Weimarer Kunstfreunde war. "Die Aufsätze der 'Propyläen', fast ausschließlich von Goethe und den ihm Nächststehenden verfaßt, verkünden die Lehre eines neuen, ausschließlich aus der antiken Plastik abgeleiteteten Griechentums, an dem alle Kunst der Vergangenheit und der Gegenwart nur an einem für jedes Zeitalter gültigen, unbesiegbaren Maßstab gemessen wird. Der leitende Grundgedanke, der alle Beiträge Goethes zu den 'Propyläen' einheitlich durchzieht und verbindet, ist die scharfe Gegenüberstellung von Kunstwahrheit und Naturwirklichkeit oder, wie wir jetzt sagen würden, von Realismus und Naturalismus" (Bastian). Über die politischen Dimensionen dieses Programms schreibt Hocks/Schmid: "Es ist kennzeichnend ... daß hier im Rückgriff auf Winckelmann das Griechentum, das im Attizismus Wielands und und in Friedrich Schlegels Schriften zur attischen Demokratie eine eminent politische Funktion besaß, nämlich schlechthin ein Synonym für die demokratische Republik geworden war, wieder vollständig entpolitisiert wurde und in eben dieser unpolitischen Interpretation zum Bestandteil des Humanismus des deutschen Bürgertums im 19. Jahrhunderts wurde" (Lit. und polit. Zeitschriften 1789-1805, S. 101). Neben Goethe waren auch Wilhelm und Caroline von Humboldt Mitarbeiter. 'Ueber Laokoon', 'Ueber die Wahrheit und Wahrscheinlichkeit der Kunstwerke', 'Diderots Versuch über die Mahlerey', 'Der Sammler und die Seinigen', 'Flüchtige Uebersicht über die Kunst in Deutschland'. Die kleine Auflage von nur 1300 Exemplaren wurde nach Unseld gerade zu einem Drittel abgesetzt. Göschen habe sich nicht getraut, diesen Misserfolg Goethe selbst zu gestehen, und Schiller vorgeschickt. Dieser schrieb: "Ich darf an diese Sache gar nicht denken, wenn sie mein Blut nicht in Bewegung setzen soll, denn einen so niederträchtigen Begriff hat mir noch nichts von dem deutschen Publikum gegeben." Im 1. Teil des 3. Bandes befinden sich 2 Bl. Anzeigen, die Hagen nicht nennt. - Exlibris, unterschiedlich stockfleckig. - Goed. IV 3, 357. Hagen 483. Hirzel A 223. Meyer 552. 569,574, 584, 589 und 590. Kippenberg I 502.

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        Unpublished Autographed Letter Signed as Governor

      Trenton, NJ 1798 - Revolutionary War patriot and life-long friend of General George Washington. At the age of 39, he was elected the 3rd Governor of New Jersey, serving from 1794 - 1801. In 1779 Howell resigned his commission in the Continental Army so that he could engage in intelligence work for General Washington. After the war he became an early member of the Society of Cincinnati. His Grand-daughter Varina Howell became Mrs. Jefferson Davis - the First Lady of the Confederacy. 2 pages (front and back), 9 x 7.5 inches, Trenton, New Jersey, July 12, 1798. Written to U.S. Senators John Rutherford and (signer) Richard Stockton, at Philadelphia, concerning State appointments and news of a secret visit by George Washington, in part: ".I find the old General-in-Chief, the good Washington is going to make a tour to Boston; ask anybody, by any means, discover how he will arrive at Trenton, on his nay, if you will oblige me. Try old Tim Peck, McHenry or even the old and good President to find out - but if Major Dandridge is along with the General, present my compliment to him and beg him to acquaint you as far as is consistent with orders.I have a letter from Dr. William Cozens requesting me to recommend him as Adjutant. I know the man to be humble, active, and I believe brave, but his family were the last war the other way. As to his sentiments, I believe they are Federal to the backbone. He is sober and remember, he was a boy when the Revolution began. Shall we judge him by the sins of the father? I answered the address of [Robert] Morris at the Township of Caldwell, taking it by paragraphs." Light show-through but very easy to read; chipping at bottom margin affecting four words of text. Overall good condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Fauna Svecica. Insecta.

      Upsaliae, J.F. Edman, (1798-1800). 3 volumes bound in two. 8vo (200 x 120 mm). pp. (10), 358, (2); (2), 234; 459. Contemporary half calf, richly gilt decorated spines with red and green gilt lettered labels, sides with gilt border. Gustav von Paykull (1757-1826) was a Swedish entomologist. He was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy and a founder of the natural history museum (Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet) in Stockholm. The present work deals exclusively with Coleoptera. A beautifully bound copy with an interesting provenance.//Provenance: Bookplates of Boisduval and J. d'Aguilar.//Horn-Schenkling III, 16913.

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        Elucidario das palavras, termos, e frases, que em Portugal antiguamente se usárão

      Simao Thaddeo Ferreira, Lisbon 1798 - 2 volumes in one, 1798-99, the second on blue paper, in full morocco with the gilt arms of the Stewart family on both boards. Spine elaborately gilt in compartments, a bit of wear at the edges, a lovely binding overall. Illustrated with 5 engraved plates and 22 text illustrations. (4), 484; (2), 416, 62, (1) pp. The first edition of a study of archaic Portuguese words - scarce and a fine copy. Size: Folio. 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Reference; Language & Linguistics. Inventory No: 045326. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Transactions of the Linnean Society. Volume IV

      London: J. Davis, 1798. Quarto, 22 plates (four with beautiful hand-colouring, one folding), partially unopened; an excellent tall copy, in simple early blue boards, neat repairs to spine. James Edward Smith and Ferdinand Bauer. With an excellent essay and plate depicting the Southern Emu-wren, as well as an important essay illustrated with an engraving by Ferdinand Bauer on 20 new plants from Australia by James Edward Smith, author of the Botany of New Holland.Copies of the first series of the Transactions, published very occasionally between 1791 and 1875, are now quite difficult to find, and are of interest because several include good early notice of Australian natural history: this volume, published in 1798, includes an important essay by James Edward Smith, 'The Characters of Twenty New Genera of Plants', (pp. 213-223) with a fine folding plate depicting the Lambertia formosa drawn by Ferdinand Bauer and engraved by Mackenzie.The most attractive inclusion is certainly the essay by Thomas Davies (c. 1737-1812), a British soldier who saw long service in Canada but retired to England to pursue his natural history pursuits, becoming a member of the Linnean Society and publishing frequently in th Transactions, chiefly as regards the exotic birds he collected. It is interesting to note how many of the birds figured by Latham in his General Synopsis were drawn after specimens in the Davies collection. The essay here relates to a bird newly sent to England, published as 'Account of a New Species of Muscicapa, from New South Wales' (pp. 240-2), with an attractive unsigned plate showing a pair of the "Flycatchers". Davies notes that he had good field notes on the habits of the birds which were found near Sydney and Botany Bay from "Arthur Phillip, Colonel Nepean, and other Gentlemen, who resided some years in New South Wales." The bird was here described for the first time by George Shaw as the Muscicapa malachura, but has since been renamed the Southern Emu-wren or Stipiturus malachurus.These early volumes of the Transactions were a veritable who's-who of English natural historians of the late eighteenth century, and this one includes work by the botanist who sailed with Vancouver, Archibald Menzies, on mosses with accompanying plates (including two from New Zealand); a reminiscence by Aylmer Bourke Lambert, (patron of surgeon John White); as well as the zoologist George Shaw and many others.

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        A Christmas Box Containing the Following Bagatelles É set to music by Mr. Hook. [With:] Second Volume of Christmas Box. [With:] Hook's Original Christmas Box. Vol. III

      London: Printed and sold at Bland & Wellers, 1798. First editions. Engraved decorative or allegorical titles, engraved piano and vocal scores throughout. 3 volumes bound in 1 vols. Folio (13 x 9 1/2 in.; 332 x 240 mm). Modern quarter cloth, printed title label on spine. Occasional tears and soiling in bottom margin, stab holes at inner margin. Early inscription (ÒMiss Burstein January 1801") on each title page. All three volumes of the "Christmas Box" of nursery rhymes set to music. This collection of children's favorites predates Sarah Catherine Martin's Comic Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard (1805) and the popularity of nursery rhymes which resulted from that publication. Included here are such well-known rhymes as "Goosy Goosy Gander," "See Saw Margery Daw," "Little Jack Horner Sat in a Corner," "Hey Diddle Diddle The Cat and the Fiddle," "Hot Cross Buns" and many others. Hook (1746-1827) "was a prolific composer in many fields, with an astonishing facility for writing catchy melodies of all kinds" (New Grove 684) and, to judge from his portrait in the New Grove, looked very much like our Santa but without the beard.

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        Essays on Physiognomy. Designed to Promote the Knowledge and the Love of Mankind. Illustrated by more than eight hundred engravings accurately copied; and some duplicates added from originals. Executed by, or under the supervision of, Thomas Holloway. Translated from the French by Henry Hunter

      London: Printed for John Murray, 1798. First Edition in English. Three quarto volumes in five (13 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches; 337 x 274mm). [12], [i] ii-iv [v-xxiv], [1-3] 4-281, [1, blank]; [i-v] vi-xii, [1-3] 4-238; [i-vi], [239] 240-444; [i-v] vi-xii, [1] 2-264; [i-vi], 265-437 [1, blank], [viii, index], [3, directions to binder], [1, blank] pp. Complete with 173 engraved plates by William Blake, Bartolozzi, Thomas Holloway and others, and over 500 engraved illustrations and vignettes in the text, including three engraved title vignettes. With half-titles in each volumes. With three engraved vignettes signed "Blake S" and "Blake Sc" {Volume I, pages 127, 206 and 225) as well as a full page plate Engraved by Blake after Rubens (V.I opposite page 159). Collates complete with the list of plates in Volume V, which states plate 29 "was passed over in the numbering of the plates" which makes the total 173 rather than the 174 listed. Contemporary full calf tooled in gilt. Rebacked to style. Each volume with black morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. Marbled endpapers. Gilt dentelles. All edges marbled. Some foxing, mainly to plates. Boards with a bit of minor scuffing. Overall a very good set. Lavater (1741-1801) "was the last and most influential of the descriptive physiognomists, a class of pseudo-scientists who attempted to ascertain character on the basis of physical features...Von der Physiognomik [1772], an unillustrated twovolume book, was Lavater's first work on the subject; this was later expanded, with the help of Goethe, into the four-volume Physiognomische Fragmente (1775-1778), and further perfected in a French translation, Essais sur la physiognomie...supervised by Lavater himself. Lavater's physiognomy differed from those of his predecessors in that he paid special attention to the structure of the head, particularly the forehead-a form of psychological indexing that exerted some influence on the development of phrenology and brain localization theories in the early nineteenth century. Lavater's work also influenced artists of the period, both in the overall creation of portraits, and in the use of his physiognomical theories to construct individual faces in historical paintings" (Norman Library). Lavater's work on physiognomy was extremely popular, and, by 1810, sixteen German, twenty English, fifteen French, two American, two Russian, one Dutch, and one Italian version had appeared. Among the portraits included are those of Descartes, Locke, Milton, Newton, Vesalius, Voltaire, and George Washington. Garrison and Morton. Norman Library. Osler 3178.

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        Les Arts / Portrait de jeune fille. - 2 lavis originaux.

      1798,. 25.5 x 17.5 cm / 27 x 18.5 cm, lavis gris a l'aquarelle representant une jeune femme lisant un livre (Paul et Virginie, roman publie en 1787) avec les attributs des trois arts: art de la parole (livre), de l'image (tableau) et du beau jeu des sensations (instrument de musique) / lavis gris a l'aquarelle representant une jeune femme avec chapeau dans la main, signes et dates 'Gide in. 1798', encadrements en bois dore (36.5 x 28.5 cm / 37.5 x 28.5 cm).. 2 lavis originaux du peintre et emailleur genevois Etienne Gide, fondateur de la petite manufacture de Nyon avec son beau-frere Ferdinand Müller, en 1781.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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         L'Art de tirer les cartes ou le moyen de lire dans l'avenir par le rapprochement des évènements qui démontrent sans réplique l'art chronomancique, auquel on a joint l'interprétation des songes, en se servant des mêmes cartes, et un traité des songes et des visions nocturnes d'après les Egyptiens et les Perses, avec leur application aux 90 numéros de la Loterie. Traduit d'un manuscrit arabe.

      Paris, Deroy, 1798, in 16, de 108pp., ill. d'un front. gravé, broché papier moucheté brun époque, préservé sous double étui demi-chagrin brun (Devauchelle). Bel exemplaire frais. Deuxième édition inconnue. L'ouvrage fait uniquement référence à Etteilla et au livre de Thot : "le profond Etteilla et ses ouvrages... où nous avons puisé..." ¶ Caillet n°463 ne décrit qu'une édition lyonnaise de 1815, tandis que la BNF possède un exemplaire daté de 1796 (de 115 pp.) chez le même éditeur mais avec un titre légèrement différent, et un autre exemplaire sans lieu ni date (de 126 pp.). Très rare.

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        Journal de ce qui s'est passé à la Tour du Temple pendant la captivité de Louis XVI, roi de France

      London: Baylis, Greville-Street, Se vend chez l'auteur, N° 29 Great Pulteney-street, Golden Square, 1798. First edition of the most important contemporary work on the captivity of Louis XVI. Engraved frontispiece of the Temple and engraved plan of the second and third storeys of the Temple, with facsimile plate of two notes by Marie-Antoinette. [2] ff. [half-title and title], [8] ff. [list of subscribers], 239 pp., [1] f. [note]. Bound with six inserted blank leaves after list of subscribers containing three tipped-in contemporary engravings of the Temple tower (Guyot and Henriot). 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary calf, rubbed. Joints cracked but holding. Very good. Clery was the faithful valet de chambre of Louis XVI during his imprisonment in the Tour du Temple, and thus an intimate witness to the days leading up to 21 January 1793, when Louis XVI was guillotined on the place Royale. An essential document in the history of revolutionary France, here in the first edition, with inserted contemporary engravings.

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        Consequences of a Successfull French Invasion

      London: J. Gillray, n.d., 1798. Etching; 320 x 360 mm., mounted. The House is adjourned to Botany Bay. The original version of this rare transportation engraving (with both the date and the publishing details scratched through in ink). A later version was issued with other Gillray prints in the 1850s.Stephens in his great catalogue of the British Museum's print collection shows that this is the first of a series of four political satires by Gillray after Dalrymple, and one of a pair depicting government (the other two have agricultural settings). Showing a mad scene in the House of Commons, this is sub-titled "No. 1 Plate 1st. We come to recover your long lost Liberties...". The second such print, more frequently seen, is set in the House of Lords and is sub-titled "No. 1 Plate 2d. We explain the Rights of Man to the Noblesse...".Although recorded and reproduced by Jonathan King in The Other Side of the Coin, we have not found this image listed in standard Australian catalogues though its non-Australian pair seems to be quite well held in institutions.This setting allows this print (only, of the four) to take a satirical look at the decision of the English parliament to create a penal settlement at Botany Bay, in contrast to the atmosphere of reform and concern with civil liberties in the newly created republic of France and in the American colonies. Gillray turns the tables on the politicians of the House of Commons responsible for the Botany Bay decision: French revolutionaries led by Napoleon storm the parliament gagging the Speaker and placing all the Members in chains and dressing them in the garb of convicts. All the symbols of House are destroyed: the mace is smashed, the statutes discarded on the floor, and above the Speaker's chair are the words, "The House is adjourned to Botany Bay - sine die"

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        The Holy Bible : Containing the Old and New Testaments: Together with the Apocrypha. 2 Volume Set

      Philadelphia : Printed for John Thompson & Abraham Small 1798 - 2 Volumes. Folio. Bound in contemporary full calf. Gilt lettering and tooling on spine. Rebacked and restored. Owners name of James Andrews on SFEP of Vol. I dated 3rd month, 1839 and Vol. II, dated 10th month 1839. Includes some written paper ephemera found in the book. Hinge repaired. Foxing. Toning to frontis and title page of Vol. I. Repair to frontis. Lacking blank leaf and 2-page subscribers list, which Sabin states was only in some copies. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. Early Bibles in America,? p414. Shipton & Mooney, Evans 33408. ESTC W4507, W4795.; Hills 62; O'Callaghan 1798.1; Sabin 5182. It was issued originally in 40 numbers, commencing June, 1796, at half a dollar a number. Hence the division into volumes is altogether arbitrary. The text is from the Cambridge ed. published by John Baskerville, with an index at the end of Volume II. This Bible represents a step forward in American printing technology. It was the first hot press Bible to be produced. Under this method of printing, the ink was heated during the printing process, causing it to bond more strongly to the paper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoires d'Hyppolite Clairon, et reflexions sur la declamation theatrale; publies par elle-meme.

      Paris, F. Buisson, "an VII de la Republique", (1798). Format: 8°.. [4], II, 360 S.. . Dunkelgrüner Chagrinlederband der Zeit mit rotem goldgeprägten Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung gering beschabt und bestoßen, leicht fleckig, etwas angestaubt.. Erste Ausgabe, die französische Original-Ausgabe. Rarissimum - die "Edition originale"*** Erste Ausgabe, die französische Original-Ausgabe von außergewöhnlicher Seltenheit. Eine zweite, wesentlich häufigere Auflage war gleich im selben Jahr erschienen als "Seconde edition, revue, corrigee et augmentee", eine deutsche unberechtigte Ausgabe kam ebenfalls 1798 heraus und 1822 dann die zumeist heute zitierte und bekannte französische.Autorin ist die geniale Schauspielerin und Opernsängerin Claire Josephe Hippolyte Leris de La Tude (1723-1803), die vor allem unter dem Namen "Mademoiselle Clairon" Weltruhm erlangte und wegen ihrer skandalträchigen, wiewohl überall taktvollen "Erinnerungen" als eine der wenigen Schriftstellerinnen ihrer Zeit die Genderforschung bis heute beschäftigt: "son jeu en etait la perfection, et l'on disait d'elle ce que Dorat exprima si bien dans son poeme de la declaration theatrale: 'Tous, jusqu'a l'art, chez elle a de la verite'. Presque tous les auteurs tragiques de ce temps, Du Belloy, Saurin, Marmontel, Voltaire meme, eurent de grandes obligations a son talent Mlle Clairon avait une figure agreable, et surtout de la physionomie, cette autre beaute essentielle a la scene en 1799 parurent ses 'Memoires', qui firent alors beaucoup de bruit. Quelques anectdotes bizarres, moins authentiques peut-etre que conformes au gout du temps, contribuerent a la vogue de l'ouvrage. Son veritable merite etait dans ses reflexions, pleines de tact, sur l'art theatral et l'analyse des principaux roltes que l'auteur avait joues" (Hoefer).Mademoiselle Clairon debütierte als Soubrette im Alter von 13 Jahren in der italienischen Komödie, trat auch als Tänzerin in der Oper auf und war von 1743-65 ein Star der Comedie Francaise. Von 1769-86 lebte sie als Geliebte des Markgrafen Alexander von Ansbach auf Schloss Triesdorf. Ihre Memoiren sind besonders interessant wegen der vielen Reflexionen über Schauspielkunst und über die Rollen, die ihren Ruhm begründeten. Ihre großen Erfolge errang sie als Darstellerin Voltairscher Dramen, die sie zum ersten Mal im historischen Kostüm spielte. Vorsatz mit zwei älteren Besitzvermerken, kaum gebräunt, insgesamt sehr sauber und durchgehend wohlerhalten. Schön gebundenes Exemplar dieses bemerkenswert seltenen Erstdrucks, der den meisten bedeutenden Bibliotheken fehlt. Cioranescu 19701. Brunet VI, 16203. Vgl. Gay-Lemonnier III, 18.

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        Des premieres experiences faites en floreal et prairial de l'an 5, par la commission nommee

      Paris, 1798. Offprint from Comptes Rendus Institut national. 4to. 107pp. 273 x 203 mm. Original wrappers, uncut, some foxing & wear but fine. In a cloth box. [Paris, at least 1798.] First Separate Edition. Reports the preliminary work of the commission appointed to study galvanism, in the spring of 1797. This commission included Couloumb and had the assistance of the Alexander von Humboldt. By the time the commission garthered, Galvani had already done his utmost to establish animal electricity for which he made the first claims in 1791 (Garrison-Morton 593). He had offered proof of purely biological transmission of electricity to counter Volta in 1794 and 1797, while Volta continued to insist on contact electricity and worked his way up to the first electric battery. See Garrison-Morton 608 for Humboldt's contribution to animal electricity. Dibner, Galvani-Volta (1952) 34.

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        Pianoforte-Schule ; oder Sammlung der besten, für dieses Instrument gesetzten Stücke, aus den Werken der berühmtesten Tonkünstler ausgewählt, nach steigender Schwierigkeit des Spiels geordnet, und mit Fingersatz, Ausdruck und Manieren bezeichnet .

      Meinhold, Dresden 1798 - (.Erster Jahrgang. Fünftes Heft, Monat April. (M Sammelband: miteingebunden sind: Sechstes Heft ( May ) - Siebentes Heft ( Junius) - Achtes Heft ( Julius) - Zu haben in Dresden beym Verfasser, wohnhaft vor dem Seethor, dem Waisenhause gegenüber, No. 12. - Preiß 1 Thaler - ) Im vorliegenden Sammelband sind 4 fortlaufende Hefte der Pianoforte-Schule Milchmeyers eingebunden mit zahlreichen in Kupfer gestochenen Noten. Mit 31 Seiten; 31 Seiten, 1 Blatt; 27 Seiten; 28 Seiten. ( Das letzte Heft möglicherweise nicht vollständig, laut Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog müsste das im Bestand der Universität der Künste, Berlin gelistete Juli-Heft 31 Seiten haben, das Juni-Heft dagegen wie hier vorliegend ebenfalls auch nur 27 Seiten ). Zusammen in einem neueren schlichten Halblederband, Quer4° ( 24,5 x 31,5 cm ). Mit Musikbeispielen in Noten von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozar *Mio caro Adone* - Clementi ( Sonate ) - Vogler ( Cinq Preludes ) - Pleyel ( Sonatina ) - Mozart ( Er an Sie, bei Uebersendung eines Vergiß mein nicht - mit dem Liedtext ) - Steibelt ( Pastorella ) - Baumbach ( Sonatina ) - Edelmann ( Ländlicher Tanz ) // Beecke ( Arietta ) - Gyrowetz ( Sonatina ) - Gluck ( De l` Opera d` Orphee ) - Pleyel ( Sonatina ) - Allayrac ( de l` Opera de Crequi ) - Clementi ( Sonatina ) - Abeille ( I, i. bin der Krämer Michel, aus dem Schwabenland ) - ( auf 1 Blatt eingebunden: J. F. Reichardt: * Volkslied auch im Chor zu singen: *Der König leb! Im Jubelton schallt es weit umher. Wo ist ein König auf dem Thron so brav, so gut wie Er?.* - mit 13 Strophen ) // Clementi ( Sonata ) - Abeille ( Romance d`Estelle ) - Abeille ( Fantasia ) - Schulthesius ( Andantino ) // Gyrowetz ( A la Savoyarde ) - Pleyel ( Sonata ) .- Kauer ( A la Hongroise ) - Clementi ( Sonata ) - Steibelt ( A la Espagnole ) Einband gering berieben, innen auf Vorsatz handschriftlicher Vermerk von alter Hand *L` Art de jouer de Clavecin par Milchmeier*, Seiten durchgehend etwas fleckig, finger- oder stockfleckig, wenige Seiten auch stärker, einige Seiten gering angeknickt. Insgesamt guter Zustand. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 600 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        METHODE ANALYTIQUE DES FOSSILES, fondee sur leurs caracteres exterieures.

      Paris, chez Henry Tardieu, l'An VII (1798).SECOND PARIS EDITION (1798 - 1799), French text, 8vo, 210 x 130 mm, 8¼ x 5¼ inches, 2 hand coloured plates, pages: (2), iii - XII, (2), 1 - 174, bound in modern quarter calf over new marbled boards, raised bands to spine, gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers, fore - edges and lower edges not trimmed. Small chip to top corner of half - title, early ink name on title page, colour No.57 partly painted over on second colour plate (see image), otherwise clean. A very good tight copy. A work on the classification of minerals. Heinrich von Struve (1751 - 1826) a Swiss chemist and mineralogist who studied a Lausanne and Tubingen universities was a prolific writer on minerals and the geology of his country. Sinkankas, Volume II 6420 lists only one work of his, on the mineralogy and geology of North America published in 1822. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Natürliches Zauber = Buch oder Neueröfneter Spielplatz rarer Künste, zweyter Band, in welchem nicht alleine eine Fortsetzung aller Taschenspieler sondern auch mathematischer, physikalischer, Mahler und Frauenzimmer = Künste enthalten : Nebst einigen zur Landwirthschaft und Erhaltung menschlicher Gesundheit dienlichen Stücken; Ingleichen die besten ökonomischen Vortheile mit Bier, Wein, Brandwein und allerley Arten von Rosoli umzugehen.

      Nürnberg, Steinischen Buchhandlung 1798.. Siebente und vermehrte Auflage. 2. Band. Kl. 8°. 4, 526,32 Seiten mit vielen Holzschnitten. Frontispiz. Pappband der Zeit. Einband lichtrandig, berieben , hinteres Innengelenk etwas angebrochen. Buchinnere altersgemäß braunfleckig.; 7. Berühmtes, wohl erstmals 1682 in Amsterdam erschienenes Zauberbuch. Vorliegender zweiter Band enthält zahlreiche Rezepte, Hausmittel, teils kuriose Anweisungen etc.

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        Die Burgerliche Wiener Kuchinn, oder die Neue Wiener Kochschule, fur, Bergerfamilien aus der gebildeten Mittelklasse

      Wien [Vienna]: Zu haben in R. Sammer's Buchhandlung, 1798. Small octavo, 300, [20] pages. The work was also issued with an alternate title, Neue Wiener Koch-Schule für Frauenzimmer, by Binz in 1798, and exists in one recorded copy at Gottingen. Perhaps the intention was to place the book within another market, as this issue is targeted to "Berger families from the educated Middle Class." Stocklin was a cooking instructor, which is alluded to in the title here, and explicit on the title page of the other volume, where the book is described as, "after the private lessons of the famous Mrs. Franziska Stocklin." Bound in three-quarter decorated paper, over black cloth with gilt-decorated spine, with some wear to foot of spine. Original wrappers bound in. Some light soiling to wrappers and throughout, otherwise near very good. With the bookplate and ink signature of the hotelier Ferdinand Peter Sperl, who was born in The Hotel Bristol, Bern, Switzerland. Rare. [OCLC locates no copies under this title, and only one of Neue Wiener... ; neither appears in Cagle, Bitting, Vicaire or Horn-Arndt].

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        Nachricht von der wahren Beschaffenheit des nächtlichen Gepolters in Tegel bei Berlin im Jahr 1797. Aus dem darüber geführten Protokoll der Herren Justizamtmann Cöler, Prediger Herbst, Oberbergrath Karsten; Professor Klaproth; Geh. Postsekretair Otto; Oberkonsistorialrath Zöllner. Zweyte verbesserte Auflage

      Berlin, Carl August Nicolai, Sohn, Buchhändler in der heil. Geiststraße im goldenen Arm, 1798.. 24 S. Pappband d. Zt. Berlin-Bibliographie I, 812. - Bericht über ein Poltergeist-Phänomen in Tegel, den Friedrich Nicolai zuerst im November 1797 in den Berlinischen Blättern veröffentlichte: Angeblich wäre im Haus des Oberförsters Schulz bei Mondscheinnächten ein unerklärliches Gepolter zu vernehmen. Das Gerücht darüber hatte sich zuvor schon schnell unter der Berliner Bevölkerung verbreitet, so dass die feinen Mitglieder der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin am 13. September und 2. Oktober 1797 zur Geisterjagd aufbrachen. Die Ghostbusters fanden schnell eine rationale Erklärung, der Vorfall wäre auch bald vergessen worden, hätte nicht Goethe von einem Auftritt Nicolais 1799 vor der Berliner Akademie der Wissenschaften erfahren: Der große Aufklärer und Verleger Friedrich Nicolai berichtete von "nervösen Störungen", die bei ihm 1791 auftraten und in deren Folge er Geistererscheinungen (Phantasmen) hatte. Seine Heilung führt er auf das Ansetzen von Blutegeln am After zurück. In diesem Zusammenhang erwähnte er auch den "Spuk von Tegel" als weiteres Beispiel von Phantasmen. - Goethe war Nicolai seit dessen Parodie auf die Leiden des jungen Werthers ("Freuden des jungen Werthers", 1775) in herzlicher Abneigung verbunden, die Bekenntnisse Nicolais lieferten ihm eine Steilvorlage: Goethe lässt Nicolai im Faust, in der Szene Walpurgisnacht, als "Proktophantasmist?" (Steißgeisterseher) auftreten: "Ihr seid noch immer da! Nein, das ist unerhört. Verschwindet doch! Wir haben ja aufgeklärt! Das Teufelspack, es fragt nach keiner Regel. Wir sind so klug, und dennoch spukt`s in Tegel. Wie lange hab` ich nicht am Wahn hinausgekehrt, Und nie wird`s rein; das ist doch unerhört!" - Mephistopheles antwortet darauf: "Er wird sich gleich in eine Pfütze setzen, Das ist die Art, wie er sich soulagiert, Und wenn Blutegel sich an seinem Steiß ergetzen, Ist er von Geistern und von Geist kuriert". - - - Etwas berieben. Titel verso mit Stempel "Grosherzogliche Bibliothek Neustrelitz".

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        Titus Livius von Patavium. Römische Geschichte von Erbauung der Stadt an. Nach Drakenborchscher Ausgabe aus dem Lateinischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen versehen von Gottfried Große [komplett Band 1-10]

      Wien und Prag Verlag Franz Haas 1798-1799. Ab urbe condita DEUTSCH // 10 Pappbände der Zeit mit Rückentitelschildchen, 8°, : XXIV, 319 S., 528, 504, 388, 358, 451, 535, 348, 349, 286, 72 Seiten, jederband mit gestochenem Frontispiz und gestechenem Titelm mit Titelvignette, von Johann Caspar Weinrauch (1765-1846) nachVincenz Kininger (1767-1851); Zustand: sehr gut, teils unaufgeschnitten. Johann Kaspar Weinrauch (1765-1846) Thieme/Becker XXXV, 305 // Vincez Kininger (1767-1851) Thieme/ Becker XX, 331 f.

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        Instructions for cutting out apparel for the poor. . . with 13 folding plates of clothing patterns.

      J. Walter, London 1798 - Instructions for cutting out apparel for the poor. . . With 13 Engraved Plates of Clothing Patterns Instructions for cutting out apparel for the poor; principally intended for the assistance of the patronesses of Sunday schools, and other charitable institutions. . . . 8vo. xii, 85 [7]pp. 13 folding engraved plates of clothing patterns. London: J. Walter, 1789 [imprint lined out, with ms. correction below: Sold at the Parliament Office / Old Palace Yard]. Gilt-ruled calf c. 1789, a little rubbed, rebacked, endpapers renewed. Title-leaf silked, some edges of plates a trifle soiled and frayed, insignificant foxing and dampstaining. Very good copy. First Edition. This very rare work on methods and costs of producing affordable clothing for poor children, addressed to "Patronesses of Sunday Schools," is one of the products of the Sunday school movement, which spread rapidly throughout Britain after the philanthropist Robert Raikes (1736-1811) established the first Sunday school in Gloucester in 1783. The book describes the charitable program established at Hertingfordbury in the county of Hertfordshire, involving the town's two Sunday schools and two day schools or "Schools of Industry." In order to encourage the poor to send their children to the Sunday schools, a small portion of the charitably supported Sunday School Fund was used to purchase the raw materials (cloth, yarn, ribbon, sewing and knitting needles, etc.) for various items of clothing; these were then transformed into finished goods by the female students at the School of Industry, and offered for sale to the families of Sunday school students at a reduced price. The system was supposed to provide clothing for Sunday school students at about half of what it would ordinarily cost, plus provide the girls at the School of Industry with the training necessary to become "good servants, and useful mothers to families of their own." Quantities, types and prices of a great number of materials and finished goods are given, plus instructions and actual patterns for making various types of clothing. Very rare in commerce: When we checked OCLC cited six copies in North American libraries (ICU, MH-BA, NBuG, ICN, CaOHM, DSI). Kress B.1634. Goldsmiths 13970. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: G.G. & J. Robinson, 1798.. Engraved titlepage and [2]pp. text, plus portrait and sixty-eight (of sixty-nine) plates and maps. Lacks the large folding map. Folio. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt, leather label, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down. Some minor foxing, else very good. The atlas volume to the first English edition of La Pérouse's A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD..., without the large folding map, as is usually the case. "La Pérouse's expedition was one of the most important scientific explorations ever undertaken to the Pacific and the west coast of North America....The charge to the expedition [which took place between 1785 and 1788] was to examine such parts of the region as had not been explored by Captain Cook; to seek for an interoceanic passage; to make scientific observations on the various countries, peoples, and products; to obtain reliable information about the fur trade and the extent of Spanish settlements in California; and to promote the inducements for French enterprise in that quarter....La Pérouse and his men did important geographical research....The voyage also included the first foreign scientific group ever to visit Alta California [two of the plates depict a bee-eater and a male and female partridge of California. There are also maps and plans of San Francisco, Monterey, and San Diego]....La Pérouse sent dispatches back to France from Kamchatka and Botany Bay. The two ships then set sail from Botany Bay, in 1788, and were never heard from again" - Hill. It was not until the 1820s that the wrecks of his ships were discovered on a reef in the Santa Cruz group. Among the most significant results of the voyage are the series of charts that were produced as a result of the expedition's surveys of Asiatic side of the Pacific; and the ethnographic details of "the peculiarities [La Pérouse]...observed in the natives of the northwest coast of North America" (Sabin). In addition, he was the first westerner to safely navigate and chart the Japan Sea and the strait between the island of Sakhalin and the northernmost island of Japan. En route for Australia in 1788, La Pérouse sailed via Samoa, where he discovered the islands of Apolima, Manono, and Savaii. The atlas provides a fascinating pictorial record of this important voyage. HILL 975. HOWES L93, "b." WAGNER NORTHWEST COAST 837-848, pp.199-201. ZAMORANO 80, 49. FERGUSON 288. TPL 596. COWAN, p.383. SABIN 38962. LADA-MOCARSKI 52. FERGUSON 287.

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        Laws of the State of New York Passed At the Twenty-first Session of the Legislature, Begun and Held At the City of Albany, the Second Day of January, 1798

      Albany : Printed by Loring Andrews & Co, 1798-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Fine binding. Octavo. [3], 244-535 p, [7]. Bound in modern full leather. 5 raised bands, gilt ruled. Gilt lettering on spine. Fine binding and cover. Owners signature of former New York City mayor, Cadwallader D. Colden on title page and BFEP twice. Colden notation in the table of contents at end. Clean, unmarked pages with tanning. Scattered foxing. Dampstain to bottom half of text block from page 473 to end. Evans 34215. II Harv. Law Cat. 202. Cadwallader D. Colden was the grandson of Colonial leader Cadwallader Colden. He practiced law in New York City, moved to Poughkeepsie, New York in 1793, and then returned to New York in 1796. From 1798 to 1801, he was Assistant Attorney General for the First District, comprising Suffolk, Queens, Kings, Richmond and Westchester counties. From 1810 to 1811, he was District Attorney of the First District, comprising the above mentioned counties and New York County. He became a Colonel of Volunteers in the War of 1812. In 1815 Cadwallader D. Colden was president of the New York Manumission Society, established in 1785 to promote the abolition of slavery in the state, and oversaw the rebuilding of the Society’s African Free School in New York City. Later historians cited the energetic aid of Colden, Peter A. Jay, William Jay, Governor Tompkins, and others in influencing the Legislature to set the date of July 4, 1827, for the entire abolition of slavery in New York. He was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1818, and the 54th Mayor of New York City from 1818 to 1821, appointed by Governor DeWit Clinton of New York. He successfully contested the election of Peter Sharpe to the 17th United States Congress and served from December 12, 1821, to March 3, 1823. He was a member of the New York State Senate (1st District) from 1825 to 1827, when he resigned. The Laws include an Act validating Quakers' manumissions of slaves, even where such manumissions did not conform to prescribed legal procedures; an Act incorporating the firemen of the City of New York; an Act permitting aliens to purchase land in the State, under certain conditions; and a host of other Acts dealing with courts, corporations, municipalities, and other matters.

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        Caroline of Litchfield; A Novel. Translated from the French by Thomas Holcroft

      New York: London, printed: New York, Re-printed by J.S.Mott, for Evert Duyckink & Co, 1798. First American Edition. 144; 153, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in full tree calf, red title label, minor rubbing, else very good.

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